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Events of 1705
- March 8 – The Province of Carolina incorporates the town of Bath, making it the first incorporated town in present day North Carolina. The town becomes the political center and de facto capital of the northern portion of the Province of Carolina until Edenton is incorporated in 1722.
- May 5 – Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor succeeds his father Leopold I.
- November – In Williamsburg, capital of the Virginia colony in America, construction of the Capitol building is completed.
- December – The Sophia Naturalization Act 1705 is passed by the British Parliament, which naturalizes Sophia of Hanover and the "issue of her body" as British subjects.
- December 25 – In Munich, capital of Bavaria, 1100 militiamen from the Oberland are killed during the Sendlinger Mordweihnacht, after a failed attempt to break through several gates and capture a depot to seize better weaponry; many men were slaughtered by German federal infantry and Hungarian Husars, despite their capitulation to Austrian officers.
- The "atmospheric" steam engine was designed by the English inventor Thomas Newcomen.
- Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. It is completed in 1724.
- Taichung City, Taiwan is founded as the village of Dadun.
- With the interest paid from daimyo loans, the Konoike buy a tract of ponds and swampland, turn the land into rice paddies and settle 480 households numbering perhaps 2,880 peasants on the land.
- The Shogunate confiscates the property of a merchant in Osaka "for conduct unbecoming a member of the commercial class". The government seizes 50 pairs of gold screens, 360 carpets, several mansions, 48 granaries and warehouses scattered around the country and hundreds of thoudands of gold pieces.